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Nathan Adelson Hospice to have presence at MountainView Hospital

Nathan Adelson Hospice plans to move from its current location at 3391 N. Buffalo Drive to a new, expanded location at the MountainView Medical Office Building, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. MountainView will provide meals, linens, security, maintenance and a chapel for meditation to the hospice.

Philanthropists — rich or poor — enjoy giving money away

What is the psychology of philanthropy? I’m wondering why some wealthy people give a lot of money away to good causes, but other wealthy people don’t. And do you think a wealthy American has an obligation to give to American charities instead of global charities? — L.A., Kansas City, Kan.

Artist makes paintings personal with stories

Summerlin artist Nja Oné plans to explain the stories behind the paintings in her exhibit “Art Coming to Life” in a program titled “Pennies From Heaven,” scheduled for Nov. 5 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center.

Celebrate Nevada Day with a trip to Hammargren home

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren was out of town when he got a call from his wife, Sandy. “She told me we’d had a tsunami at the house,” he said. “It turned out my big acrylic tank had burst open and flooded the backyard.” On Sunday , the public will be able to view the damage when Hammargren opens his home to the public in honor of Nevada Day.

Youths say boxing gym benefits them personally and academically

When it comes to keeping youths active, on top of schoolwork and off the streets, many of them turn to sports. One gym that offers opportunities to train in boxing and receive tutoring in school is North Las Vegas Center Ring Boxing, 1018 Fremont St.

Book Briefs

Book events scheduled this week include signings for “Fade Sag Crumble: Ten Las Vegas Writers Confront Decay,” “Feathers & Gifts” and “Confessions of a Guidette.”

Literary Las Vegas: Donna M. Quick

A gypsy curse, dreams of a mysterious woman later spotted in a 60-year-old photograph, family secrets and a gay man looking for acceptance from his retired minister grandfather fill the pages of local author Donna M. Quick’s novel “Hallowed Illusions.” For more information about the book, visit iuniverse.com or Quick can be contacted at donnamquick@hotmail.com.

Dining pick of the week: El Rancho Mexican

El Rancho Mexican is a fusion restaurant without all the fuss and fancy trimmings that many associate with fusion dining.